Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Fergus O'Connell from BioPharmachem Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Fergus O'Connell

Quality Officer

BioPharmachem Ireland

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  Fergus O'Connell
A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

An ability to question everything and think laterally is important. Also the ability to say 'no' (not everyone is comfortable doing this). Working in quality is not about being popular and definitely not about being a tyrant but one needs to be approachable, consistent and have good interpersonal skills.

Not all of your decisions are going to be popular but they need to be based on a sound rationale and you need to be able to support them. One also needs to be acutely aware of the fact that your opinion won't always be right.

One must always be open to being convinced of an alternative argument.
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Portlaoise College

Portlaoise College

Beauty Therapy Year 1 & 2


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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This is a 1 year full-time course with practical experience. It leads to an internationally recognised professional qualification. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in Beauty Therapy and the beauty related industry. Students will work with the Professional Skin Care range Dermalogica and Art Deco Make up range.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Anatomy and Physiology
Skincare and Eye Treatments
Electrical Treatments
Cosmetic Chemistry
Business Studies
Hair Structure
Manicure and Pedicure
Computer Applications
Make-up
Waxing

Work experience
Students must obtain 10 days work experience in a vocational related area.

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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